Fulham are on a five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League and three points behind Newcastle United and Brighton in the race for relegation survival. Five points also separate 18th-place Fulham from 15th-place Burnley. Premier League relegation survival is on the cards for the Cottagers.

On Thursday night, Fulham host London rival Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho’s team have been inconsistent all season and ended a two-game losing streak at the weekend versus Burnley. Spurs won 4-0, claiming their second victory in six league games.

Mourinho’s time as Spurs manager has been wholly underwhelming with most players not reaching their full potential. However, one of the reasons players not hitting their full potential has been down to Mourinho’s tactics, which are oftentimes seen as outdated in modern football.

Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur played the reverse fixture on short notice in mid-January due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harry Kane opened the scoring in the 25th minute but Spurs could not hold the lead. Ivan Cavaleiro equalised in the 74th minute to give the Cottagers a share of the spoils. Of the teams at the bottom of the table, Fulham have been the most consistent. However, getting a result for a second time against Spurs will be a difficult task.

Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Odds

Scott Parker’s team are unbeaten in five straight games in the league. They took nine points from the last 18 possible with only three goals conceded. However, the Cottagers only scored four times. They got results with defence. The team’s defence has continued to improve since November and December when they were giving up large numbers of goals. Fulham are at odds of 31/10 to win at home against Spurs.

Fulham have conceded 32 goals in the league in 26 games while scoring 21 times. They have tallied the fourth-fewest goals. Fulham are unbeaten in back-to-back games at Craven Cottage with a nil-nil draw against West Ham and 1-0 win versus Sheffield United.

Tottenham Hotspur have taken a mere six points from the last 18 points available. Four of their last six matches in the top flight division finished in losses. Tottenham Hotspur scored just seven goals and conceded seven times in their last six fixtures.

Leading sportsbooks have Spurs at odds of 19/20 to win at Craven Cottage on Thursday night. Tottenham Hotspur are on a three-game losing streak in the league losing to Brighton, Manchester City, and West Ham. They scored a mere one goal across those three matches. The teams are at odds of 13/5 to finish in a draw for the second straight league meeting.

Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur Team News

Parker has two players set to miss the match through injury. Midfielder Tom Cairney remains on the sidelines with a knee injury. Cairney has been out since mid-January and no return date is set for a return. Cairney was a major contributor to Fulham but midway through the season, before the injury, he began losing his place in the starting XI.

The manager is likely to be without Marek Rodak. The back-up goalkeeper has a wrist/hand injury that is likely to keep him out of the squad. Fulham have drawn the most games in the league with 11 this season. They are struggling to turn draws into wins despite dominating games.

Mourinho is still without attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. The Argentine has been out of action since December 20th. He has missed the last 11 games in the league. Lo Celso’s injury was part of the reason the club did not loan out-of-favour midfielder Dele Alli to Paris Saint-Germain.

Gareth Bale has struggled for playing time and form this season, but was praised heavily for his performance against Burnley last weekend. The winger scored two goals and added an assist. He now has three goals and two assists in nine league matches. Will Mourinho give Bale another start? There is pressure from supporters to keep Bale in the team going forward.

Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 20/23 - BET NOW

Spurs are not playing well and lost four of their last six games in the league. Fulham are in good form although they are still struggling to score goals – just four were tallied over the course of the team’s last six matches. Fulham did score three goals in their last four matches. Spurs have also struggled to score but did bag four goals last weekend versus Burnley. The reverse fixture between the teams finished 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 21/20 - BET

Fulham may have got a 1-1 draw versus Spurs the last time they met, but this week’s game could be very different. Spurs thrived against Burnley last weekend and could be rampant against Fulham away. The Cottagers need to win to keep hope of staying in the league alive. At the very least, the Cottagers need to claim their 12th draw of the campaign. Three of the last four games between the London rivals finished with over 2.5 goals tallied.

Gareth Bale to score anytime @ 23/10 - BET NOW

Bale has struggled to get into the Spurs team. He bagged to goals last weekend against Burnley when given the chance to play. The winger also nabbed an assist. Bale has played just nine times in the league for Spurs this season but only three times did Mourinho play him from the start. The on-loan winger has not completed a full 90-minute Premier League game.

Can Fulham get a result versus Tottenham Hotspur? Absolutely. The Cottagers could get another result against Spurs for the second time this campaign. If they are going to get a result, however, they need to score goals versus Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur are five points behind Chelsea in the race for the top five. They are now six points back of the final Champions League qualification spot. If Mourinho fails to get Spurs into the top four, his first year and a half in charge of the club will be seen by many as a failure. Thursday night’s game could be a close affair with two teams desperate for a victory.

Fulham vs Tottenham Tips

Here are our Fulham vs Tottenham tips for Thursday's Premier League match at Craven Cottage. 

1. Both teams to score: YES @ 20/23

2. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 21/20

3. Gareth Bale to score anytime @ 23/10